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Senate Passes N4.695 Trillion Budget

The Nigerian senate has today passed the budget of the sum of N4.695 trillion for the 2014 fiscal year in excess of N53 billion from the initial N4.642 trillion proposed by the Executive. A breakdown of the total budget shows the approval of N2.454 trillion as recurrent expenditure while the capital expenditure got N1.119 trillion approval.
Senate Passes N4.695 Trillion Budget

AMCON Amendment Bill: Senate holds public hearing

In what looks unprecedented in the history of debt recovery and asset management in the banking industry, the Asset Management of Nigeria AMCON has said it has recovered 50 percent of banks’ non-performing loans.
AMCON Amendment Bill: Senate holds public hearing

Finance Minister submits 4.6 trillion naira budget proposal

True to speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan may not present the 2014 budget estimates before the joint session of the National Assembly, the Minister of Finance and the co-ordinating minister of the economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has today presented a N4.6 trillion budget estimates excluding...
Finance Minister submits 4.6 trillion naira budget proposal

Senate & House Committees on Interior hold public hearing on CJS

The Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Interior have held a Joint Public Hearing at the Senate wing of the National Assembly on the Criminal Justice System.
Senate & House Committees on Interior hold public hearing on CJS

Service Chiefs confirmed, 2014 budget debate continues

The Nigerian Senate today has confirmed the nomination of service chiefs. Standing in the name of Senator George Thompson Sekibo-Rivers East, motion was made that the Senate do consider the Report of the Joint Committee on Defense, Army & Navy; and Air force on the screening of the nominees
Service Chiefs confirmed, 2014 budget debate continues

Senate Rises Against Sea Piracy • Reports on fct High Court Act • Intervenes in Kogi Assembly Crisis • Strengthens INEC

The senate today in a deft legislative move, responded to the uncertainty and legal lacuna inherent in the current Inec laws.3R3A7116

Standing in name of Senator Muhammad Ubale Shitu- Jigawa North Easth, the senate debated a bill for an act to strengthen the Independent National Electoral Commission by giving it more powers, and providing for substitutions of candidates affected by the condut of primary elections in the event of death; and for related matters and referred it to the Committee on Inec  to report within four (4) days 

The senate concurred with the House of Representatives in its report of the delegation to Kogi state on illegal removal of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly. It condemned the role played by the Nigerian police force in providing covers for only five (5) members of the Assembly leaving out fifteen (15) others thereby subverting the constitution.

The senate invoked its powers conferred on it by section 11 (4) of constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria, taking over the legislative functions of the Assembly pending the amicable resolution of the crisis as well as nullifying the speakers impeachment while directing the Inspector General of Police to seal the Kogi state Assembly complex pending the resolution of the crisis.

The Rising cases of insecurity and sea piracy along Nigerias waterways attractd the attention of the Nigerian senate.

In response, the senate urged the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Maritime Administration  and safety Agency (NIMASA) Nigeria police (Marine police command), State Governments and all other relevant  agencies to collaborate, tighten the security along Nigerias waterways and canals to prevent armed robbers from turning the waterways into escape route; and put in place a practice strategy of tackling sea piracy and armed robbery on the waterways, creeks and canals.

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